About Genealogy 101

family treasuresGenealogy 101 is a curated blog for anyone interested in family history research. In addition to original content, it also includes links to a growing number of research support articles, archives and other resources. If you have questions or comments, please take advantage of WordPress’s commenting system at the bottom of each page or post to ask questions or offer your own tips.

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Thanks to the commenting features included in WordPress, Genealogy 101 is also a social network. You’ll find a comment box at the bottom of every post. It works much like Facebook status updates where you can post a comment, like someone else’s comment and even reply to someone else’s comment. Stop by The Cafe to introduce yourself and meet other researchers.

The cost to operate Genealogy 101 is supported thanks to Amazon and Apple’s affiliate programs. When readers follow the link to a book, device or app mentioned on the site and make a purchase, I earn a small commission. It costs you nothing but helps keep this site operational.

DISCLAIMER: This group blog includes information about outside services, platforms and apps that can help your research efforts. These items are presented as information only and do not imply any official endorsement by the author. 

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